Building an end table

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Blog series by Julian updated 09-04-2012 04:45 AM 3 parts 13440 reads 1 comment total

Part 1: End Table

08-26-2012 03:19 AM by Julian | 1 comment »

Just starting on a new project; end table for the living room. Started with a design from Woodsmith magazine and made some changes in size and design. First made a prototype leg out of mahogany. Next step will be to figure out what type of finish to use. Will post a sketch of the end table next time.

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Part 2: Sketch

08-27-2012 05:47 PM by Julian | 0 comments »

Here is a sketch of the end table. It will have 3 bowed drawers with crotch mahogany veneer. If all goes well I might even try a simple marquetry design for the top.

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Part 3: mortising the legs

09-04-2012 04:45 AM by Julian | 0 comments »

Finally had most of a day to make a start on the end table. Purchased some thick African mahogany for the legs. Milled the legs down to size (1 3/4” square x 23 3/4” L). Routed the bottoms with a 1/4” round over bit on the router table. Then used the mortising jig to cut 15 mortise holes (1/4” x 5”L).

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